My first royalty payment has arrived from Amazon.
I’m a proper author now; I’ve been paid for something that I’ve written. Never mind the trivial details such as the fact that I’ve paid more in promotion than I’ve earned. Here’s confirmation of the payment in all its, err, sepia-toned glory:-
£3.39. Given that this represents payment for November, and that Monkey Arkwright only went on sale on 29th November, it’s effectively two days-worth of money. Not sure quite how Amazon work out their payments, given that I had twelve pre-orders, but there you go. I’m not complaining, it’ll just make December’s payment look even sweeter.
The current sales count now stands at 30, which is 15% of my year one target. I did manage to sell four whole books coming off the back of my free promotion, but for some reason, two were refunded. Grrrrr! Don’t people know how important those two books may have been to me meeting my targets? To be fair, it may have been mistaken clicks, in which case, fair enough: the last thing that I want to do is take money from people who don’t really want my book. Wait, there are people out there who don’t want my book? Surely not? I’m going to have to re-think my whole strategy…..